Dreamgirls [P&S] [DVD] [2006]

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Overview

Special Features

  • 12 never-before-seen extended musical numbers including a Jennifer Hudson performance not seen in theaters
  • Beyoncé music video "Listen"

Synopsis

Dreamgirls
Director Bill Condon brings Tom Eyen's Tony award-winning Broadway musical to the big screen in a tale of dreams, stardom, and the high cost of success in the cutthroat recording industry. The time is the 1960s, and singers Effie (Jennifer Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé Knowles) are about to find out just what it's like to have their wildest dreams come true. Discovered at a local talent show by ambitious manager Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), the trio known as "the Dreamettes" is soon offered the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of opening for popular singer James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). Subsequently molded into an unstoppable hit machine by Taylor and propelled into the spotlight as "the Dreams," the girls quickly find their bid for the big time taking priority over personal friendship as Taylor edges out the ultra-talented Effie so that the more beautiful Deena can become the face of the group. Now, as the crossover act continues to dominate the airwaves, the small-town girls with big-city dreams slowly begin to realize that the true cost of fame may be higher than any of them ever anticipated. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jamie Foxx
    Jamie Foxx - Curtis Taylor Jr.
  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy - James "Thunder" Early
  • Jennifer Hudson
    Jennifer Hudson - Effie White
  • Danny Glover
    Danny Glover - Marty Madison
  • Anika Noni Rose
    Anika Noni Rose - Lorrell Robinson

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